Paktong Decanter Label: Gin

$220.00
Quantity available: 1
Possibly made in the Orient, but more likely in the Western Hemisphere, this label is of paktong, a highly tarnish-resistant alloy introduced from China in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Matthew Boulton and other English silversmiths welcomed its properties, and that it was not subject to taxation. On a fine hand-wrought silver chain, the label boasts a neat feathered border and evidence of careful planching on the reverse.

Item Details

Reference #:
969355
Quantity
1
Category
Metals
Department
Antiques
Year
ca. 1775
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
2.12 x 1.25 x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
excellent
Material